2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Etched 6L

Reserve

Winemaking Notes

Full bodied and richly textured, this Cabernet displays intense aromas and flavors of black currant, sandalwood, white pepper and cocoa, with a smooth, lingering finish. If you have access to a cool dark place, lay some bottles of this Reserve down for a decade and patience will reward you!

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History

Beginning in 2005, our Reserve cabernet is created in our new small lot winemaking facility, a "winery within the winery." Under the direction of consulting winemaker David Ramey, we employ cutting edge techniques such as cluster pre-sorting, berry sorting, and extended maceration. With small tanks and equipment sized for the most discriminating vineyard selection process, our new facility is truly state-of-the-art, and represents the Klein family commitment towards producing the finest wines possible.

The Vineyards

The 2005 vintage began with a rather late bud break during an unseasonably cool and wet spring. Record May rains luckily came before bloom for Cabernet, and an average to cool summer further contributed to a harvest about three weeks later than normal. Fortunately harvest conditions were rain free with ideal temperatures for all varieties, and we finished bringing in our Cabernet by the 14th of November.

$700.00

Appellation:

Alexander Valley

Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol:

14.8%

TA:

0.64g/100ml

PH:

3.75

Cellar & Fermentation:

24 months in oak barrels, 93% French and 7% American oak

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